This award is made possible thanks to a bequest from Dixie Westlake Floyd, the wife of Colonel Bayard Franklin Floyd.
Floyd Award for Outstanding Publication in Microbiology Requirements
The Floyd Award for Outstanding Publication in Microbiology is available for graduate students performing research in microbiology. The student does not need to remain enrolled to receive this award (i.e., may have already graduated).
To be eligible, the publication must have been accepted for publication within the last year and must be in a peer-reviewed journal.
$1,000. This award will supplement the student’s stipend (i.e., it will not be counted towards the stipend).
How to apply
Applications for this award are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 15 each year.
To apply for the Floyd Award for Outstanding Publication in Microbiology:
- Complete the Floyd Award for Outstanding Publication application form in Microsoft Word; save the form and all required application materials into a single PDF file labeled with the name of the award, year, and your last name.
- Include a PDF of the completed manuscript (including all supplemental materials) with the application.
- Include a letter from your mentor, which describes the significance and impact of the publication. For publications that have multiple authors, the letter should also indicate the role of the applicant in the project and the applicant's contribution to the final manuscript.
- Submit the application materials to the IU Biology Graduate Office's IU Box dropbox by the deadline. The faculty letter may be uploaded separately.
Questions about the award or application procedure? Contact Associate Professor Dean Rowe-Magnus.
Student awards ceremony
Recipients of this award will be recognized at a student awards ceremony held on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall A100.